Japan Part IV: Osaka, Kobe and Nara

O saka! My saka! From Kyoto, Hendricks and I Bullet Bill'd on a southwesterly route, staying within the Kansai Region of Honshu, to Japan's second largest metropolitan area: Osaka. This was to be our central hub for day trips west to Kobe and east to Nara. Upon arrival at Shin-Osaka Station, Hendricks

Barcades in Los Angeles

How I Spent Super Bowl Sunday... Not watching the Super Bowl! Yayyy! If you're like me when it comes to having any sort of interest in watching American football, you're in the minority because Sunday's 2015 Super Bowl XLIX (<--that's "forty nine" in Roman numerals) scored record high ratings, with 114.4 million viewers tuning in

Japan Part III: Visiting Kyoto

The Kyoto Protocol (Not Literally) Hendricks and I left Tokyo on a Friday before noon, hopped on a shinkansen, and, with a few brief stops in places like Yokohama and Shizuoka, zoomed down 288 miles of track to Kyoto in exactly 158 minutes- the timing is that precise. As I've said in previous posts,

Beach Fossils in Echo Park

Still Energetic After Sacramento's TBD Fest Beach Fossils is at it again. Their tour officially ended October 7th in San Diego, but they have several upcoming shows through November. Their sold-out LA show last Monday, October 6th had been moved last minute from the Regent to the Echoplex due to construction (thank

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